Why do we do what we do? Why work so hard, when you could just glide by? Why take the time to listen to the hurts and pains of others, especially those who can do nothing for you? No one really seems to appreciate what you do and eventually many of the people you serve will turn on you. So, why do what you do?
The answer is really simple when you answer the “why” with a “who”. We do it for our Creator. God created us and sustains us. God provided away for us, when we could not make away for ourselves. God is patient with us, even though, He should have given up on us a long time ago.
Colossians 3:23-24 says: “23 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, 24 since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.”
There it is! Really not near as complicated as we make it. If you can’t do what God has called, gifted and equipped you to do where you are, then get up and get to where you can. I will tell you from personal experience, God’s intention is that we will find joy in our service to Him. That’s not to say that it will be easy, but even in the difficult, your life can be filled with the “joy of the Lord”. Do what you are doing for Him with all your heart or quit wasting time. There is not room or time for half-hearted service to the King! It’s not near as complicated as we make it, so let’s stop playing games. Get the who right and the why will take care of itself!